Early Detection of Oral Health Problems Helps Improve Treatment Options

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Problems with the health of your teeth, gums, and other soft oral tissues can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Not only can these oral conditions cause significant discomfort, severe cases can require invasive and potentially expensive treatments.

Fortunately, preventive steps like brushing your teeth each morning and night, and remembering to floss once each day can significantly reduce your chances of suffering cavities, and periodontal disease. Furthermore, attending a routine dental checkup with Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem twice each year will also help detect oral health conditions early, so they can be treated before they have a chance to worsen.

This basic outpatient appointment will encompass several facets. It starts with one of American Dental Center Homestead’s dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning. They will use special tools and professional techniques to remove plaque buildup and hardened tartar from your teeth and gumline.  

This facet of the checkup will also include a dental polishing treatment to remove any surface stains from your teeth. More significant dental stains might require professional measures.

Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem will then examine your teeth, gums, and other oral structures for signs of a problem. Should they find any signs of gum disease, cavities, or other potential problems Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem will present you with the applicable treatment options or advise you or any possible preventative measures.

At the end of the dental checkup Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem will perform an oral cancer screening. This involves an examination of your mouth, neck, and tongue for signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Homestead, Florida area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 305-247-8823 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem and their team.